Don't Panic, we’ve got you covered for Father's Day!

Posted by Ana Cuenca on May 20, 2017

Every year, we embark on a cycle of jubilations, and we all get caught up in the frenzy. It all begins with Saint Valentine's Day, followed by Mother's Day, and finally, Father's Day creeps up on us. On this day, we yearn to present our cherished dads with a gift of utmost significance; one that will serve as a keepsake, not only of the present itself, but of the moment shared. We desire this gift to be a testament to our affection, while always bearing in mind that this day isn't about us; it's not about our personal preferences, but rather, what our dads truly cherish. Even though most parents don't yearn for extravagant gifts, and simply yearn for our presence, we strive to pay tribute to them and make them feel unconditionally loved. This stands as our foremost priority.

Struggling to find the perfect gift for your dad this year? Look no further - we've got you covered. With years of experience helping countless individuals select the ideal presents for their fathers, we're undoubtedly experts in the field. Our expertise extends to clients and customers from around the world, each with unique preferences and limited knowledge about cigars. As daughters or sons, we often only know that "Dad loves his cigars," but fret not, we've seen it all. Allow me to share some brilliant ideas with you.

One option, which may seem the simplest, is to choose cigars as a gift for your dad. However, it is crucial to consider that cigar preferences are highly individual. Just like when receiving a gift of wine, you may appreciate the gesture, but if it's a Zinfandel and you only drink Red Cabernet, you're unlikely to enjoy it. Therefore, the first step is to gather some intel on your dad's smoking preferences. This is where things usually get a bit tricky, and everyone looks at us with confusion.

Many people observe their fathers smoking and may appreciate the fragrance without paying much attention to the cigar's label. Even if they do take a look, they often forget or misplace it. That's why we have a solution. We have discovered that there are similarities between food and beverage preferences and the type of cigars your dad might enjoy. By considering his eating and drinking habits, we can determine the strength of cigars that would suit his taste.

You can determine your dad's cigar strength preference as follows:

Menu Stage 1: Choose between fish or chicken, paired with a delightful selection of beverages. Options include light beers, lagers, pilsners, pale ales, wheat beers, India Pale Ales, pale lagers, ciders, and Chardonnay, Riesling, or Viognier wine. This combination offers a mild strength smoke profile. For this particular profile, we recommend Montecristo White, Gurkha Cellar Platinum, Ashton ESG, Diamond Crown, Zino Platinum, Angelenos, and Ashton Classic cigars. Enjoy a perfectly balanced dining experience with these fine choices.

Stage No 2: Pair your fish or chicken dish with one of these delightful beers: Strong Ale, Scotch Ale, Stout, Porter, Brown Ale, Bitter, IPA. For a high mild to medium strength smoke profile, complement it with a Pinot Noir wine. And here are some excellent cigar examples that fit within this grouping: Montecristo Platinum, 1502 XO, A Flores 1975, Ashton Aged Maduro, Perdomo Reserve Champagne, Arturo Fuente Hemingway. Enjoy!

Stage3: Pairing meat with a dark beer, ale, or (Imperial/Double) IPA results in a medium to full smoke profile. Cigars that complement this combination include Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown, Ashton VSG, Fuente Fuente Lost City, Illusione Fume d'Amour, Cornelius & Anthony, Caldwell Collection The King is Dead, All Out Kings, Sublimes Cigars, and Padron 90th Anniversary Natural. Enjoy the perfect harmony of flavors! ???

Step 4: Meats paired with Scotch, Whiskey, Dark Rum (or Port, Italian Amarone, or French Cahors) complete the full strength experience. Don Carlos Anniversario, Fuente Fuente Opus X, Oliva Serie V, Master Blends by Oliva, San Cristobal Quintessence, Sencillo Black, Aging Room Small Batch Pelo de Oro, and Padron 90th Anniversary Maduro are excellent choices for this category.

To sum it up, all you need to keep in mind is your dad's preferences when it comes to his favorite indulgence, whether it be food or drink. Remembering this should be a breeze, don't you think? Once you're familiar with his preferred strength, then we can delve into the realm of brands, and I'd recommend sticking with the rare and elusive cigars for a touch of exclusivity.

Now, let's move on to the next step - choosing the perfect size. Some individuals find delight in the Robusto, while others savor the longer draws offered by the Churchill or Double Corona. There are those who appreciate the distinct shape of a Figurado or Torpedo. Consider the time your dad typically spends enjoying his cigar, as this will provide valuable insight into the ideal size you should opt for. For instance, if he lingers between 45 minutes to an hour, a Robusto or Belicoso, or even a Toro, would fit the bill. On the other hand, if he prefers to luxuriate in lengthy smoking sessions, then a Churchill or Double Corona would be the perfect fit.

Remember, understanding your dad's preferences and catering to his cigar habits will undoubtedly make for a thoughtful and enjoyable gift-giving experience.

Additionally, understanding his preferred smoking locations provides valuable insights into the appropriate cigar size. Given the windy conditions often encountered on golf courses, where 9 or 18 holes may be played, longer smoking cigars like the Double Corona or Toro Gordo (measuring 6 x 60) would be ideal choices. Similarly, cooler weather necessitates shorter smokes, as extended exposure to the cold is not advisable. It's worth noting that not everyone resides in warmer climates like Florida.

Here are some suggestions to help make your gift giving decision easier:

  • One idea could be to create a Sampler Pack comprising all the cigars from the flavor profile you selected. Head over to Cuenca Cigars Online to purchase them individually. For the finest experience, consider acquiring the Padron 90th Anniversary, available in stunning platinum tubes that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you prefer the Maduro or Natural version, this choice is bound to impress anyone. Don’t feel bad about giving just one cigar, as that may be all you need to celebrate your dad. It will be better if you get two and share the experience with him, but again, it is up to you. If you enjoy cigars, this is the perfect moment to enjoy them with dad.
  • Consider this second idea: Imagine your dad, surrounded by an impressive collection of cigars. To gift him something truly memorable, let's turn our attention to exquisite accessories. Cuenca Cigars has just received a fresh shipment of Elie Bleu, a renowned French brand renowned for their meticulously crafted cutters and lighters. With a sleek and elegant design, these pieces can be easily engraved, adding a personal touch. Additionally, we proudly present Dupont Cigar accessories, including the rugged and resilient Defi Extreme collection. These accessories boast captivating designs with vibrant and sophisticated finishes. Choose from our selection of cigar accessories that both complement his taste and last a lifetime.
  • Idea number three: Combine both ideas.

Consider including some additional cigar accessories as a thoughtful addition to your gift. Enhancing his cigar collection with affordable yet impressive lighters, like the JetLine New York Double Flame Lighter priced at just $18.99, adds a touch of elegance. Pairing it with a couple of cigars transforms the entire experience, making it a truly exceptional and memorable gift.

Hopefully, this will help you in some way. Cuenca Cigars always has additional discounts, and for Father’s Day, this is always a must. Simply fill out your order and add the code FATHERS17 to get an additional discount. 

Also remember that Cuenca Cigars also offer Gift Certificates. All you need to do is to buy one and put your dad's email on the recipients. Then he can go online and get himself what he prefers. Feel free to call us, 954-364-7660. We can put a nicely done sampler for you.

We would love to hear your thoughts. Let us know if you agree with our analogy. Do you think we got it right?